What Are the Physical Features of Venezuela?


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Venezuela has four major physical features: the Maracaibo lowlands, the mountains that run along the western border of the country, the Orinoco plains and the Guiana highlands. The country has a number of rivers, lakes, forests and areas of land that are rich for farming and petroleum products as well.

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The mountains that run along the western side of the country extend far into Colombia, which neighbors Venezuela to the west. The Orinoco plains are also home to a large stretch of heavily forested area as well as a large stretch of grasslands that eventually turn into the Guiana highlands that make up almost half of the country's land area. Venezuela is about a third larger than the state of Texas and takes up most of the northern coast of South America.

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